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Electronic press kit

Booking Contact:  Sidd Kalstrom - Blue Sun Entertainment

                     - 916-628-3166

Cascade Crescendo EPK Highlights: 

  • 4-piece newgrass, jam band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2013 with a consistently growing fan base and draw across the Pacific Northwest and beyond

  • Released debut album "Caught in the Rain" in June 2016, produced by Avi Brown and features Yonder Mountain String Band fiddler, Allie Kral, on 5 tracks. 

  • Debut album featured on Pandora and many radio stations/podcasts, reaching #7 on the Relix Jam Band Radio charts. Selected for sync licensing catalogs: AudioSocket and Beatpick

  • 2nd album "Chasing the Sun" released in February 2019, features return of Allie Kral on Fiddle, plus Anders Beck (Greensky Bluegrass) on dobro

  • Completed several national tours across OR, WA, CA, ID, NV, MT, CO, UT, MN, WI, IL, IN, IA, MI, KS, NE.

  • Performed at three Northwest String Summits, Four Peaks Music Festival, headlined Portland Park Blocks Bluegrass Festival. Played national festivals including Silver Cloud Campout in Montana, YarmonyGrass in Colorado, Boats & Bluegrass in Minnesota. Competed in 2017 Rocky Grass Band Contest

  • Regularly support national touring acts in the Pacific Northwest including Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers, Hot Buttered Rum, Reckless Kelly, Front Country, Grant Farm, Henhouse Prowlers, Trout Steak Revival, Danny Barnes, Vince Herman, Gipsy Moon, The Last Revel, and more




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Video/Music Links: 

Video: "Weekend-->Don't Turn Away-->Got to get you into my life" - Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

Video:  "No Place" White Eagle Portland, OR

Video:  "Song You Know" Sofar Sounds PDX

Video:  "If I was a Ramblin' Man"  NWSS 2016

Video:  "All Been Done-->Jam--> Midnight Sun" 


Full Album: CASCADE CRESCENDO - Debut Album - Caught in the Rain


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Cascade Crescendo is a high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass and Americana band hailing from Portland, Oregon. The group formed in 2013 with original members Hunter White (lead vocals, guitar), Taylor Skiles (upright bass) and Aden Beck (mandolin, vocals). Duluth, Minnesota’s native son Harrison Olk (banjo, vocals) joined the band in 2015. Cascade Crescendo’s debut album, “Caught in the Rain," appeared in 2016 to warm reviews. The group toured throughout the United States in 2017 and 2018, expanding their fan base well beyond their Pacific Northwest home. Cascade Crescendo has performed at festivals across the U.S. including Boats and Bluegrass in Minnesota, YarmonyGrass in Colorado, Silver Cloud Campout in Montana and Northwest String Summit in Oregon.

On February 15, 2019, Cascade Crescendo will release their second album, “Chasing the Sun.” The album features returning guest performances from Allie Kral (fiddle, Yonder Mountain String Band) and Nick Werth (drummer, Yak Attack). Singles “Spun Like a Record” and “Every Little Thing” (featuring Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass on dobro) will be released on January 18 and February 1, respectively. “Sailboat,” the lead single from “Chasing the Sun,” was released in July 2018. Cascade Crescendo will tour throughout 2019 in support of their new album with major festival appearances including Bender Jamboree and Blue Ox Music Festival.

Press Quotes/Links:


"Cascade Crescendo is changing the way you think about bluegrass" - Bend Source Weekly

"Folky singer-songwriter songs are blended with complex harmonies, traditional bluegrass and faster, alternative rock beats. What emerges is a cross between funk, jamgrass, Americana and bluegrass—or newgrass, as they call it—a sound you can't help but dance to."  - Bend Source Weekly

"Cascade Crescendo has a classic Americana sound and some of the sweetest vocal harmonies in the Pacific Northwest. The band stands out for their high levels of energy and musicianship, as well as their timeless songwriting" - James Sissler // MusicMarauders (2017)

Cascade Crescendo has... "gained a loyal following with their tightly crafted bluegrass that embraces tradition alongside more progressive, jam-oriented styles." - Glide Magazine 


The new album "Caught in the Rain"...  "is an impressive debut for this young band and one that leaves you wondering what they will be capable of as they continue to grow as musicians." - Glide Magazine

"Honing their bluegrass chops as a group since 2013, Cascade Crescendo is well known for putting on a hell of a live show." - Corvallis Advocate


"Weaving a canopy of new songs with ancient roots, Cascade Crescendo has become a Corvallis favorite with a meticulously crafted, lovingly refined, and masterfully performed take on American roots and bluegrass music that should make all Cascadians proud to call them our own!" - Evensi

"Caught in the Rain"... "serves up more than enough fine harmony vocals and lightning-fast banjo and mandolin work to suggest they have what it takes to make a name for themselves."  -Jeff Burger, No Depression


"Cascade Crescendo honor the mountain range of their Portland, Oregon home base to deliver Pacific Northwest Jamgrass with Caught in the Rain, their recording debut. The album lets the tunes fly with infectious playing from the four-piece...."   -The Alternate Root Magazine


Single Premiere on Bluegrass Today - If I was a Ramblin' Man


Cascade Crescendo's music has been featured at least 4 times on Jam Session with Laura G - BTR Today, including a 5-track spotlight.


Cascade Crescendo's album "Caught in the Rain" debuted at #7 on the Relix/ Radio Charts - July 26, 2016


Notable Venues/Festivals Performances:

Top Hat Louge, Missoula, MT

Filling Station, Bozeman, MT

Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT
HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA

Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA

John's Alley - Moscow, ID

Cervante's Other Side, Denver, CO

Walnut Room, Denver, CO

Owsley's Golden Road, Boulder, CO

New Terrain Brewery, Golden, CO

Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, CO

Gracie's Bar - Salt Lake City, UT

Bodega's Alley, Lincoln, NE

Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE

Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence, KS

Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN

Hook & Ladder Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Red Herring Lounge, Duluth, MN

Frequency, Madison, WI

Majestic Theater, Madison, WI

Gabes, Iowa City, IA

Mackey's Hideout, McHenry, IL

Zorn Brewing, Michigan City, IN

Fountain Square Brewery, Indianapolis, IN

Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale, MI

McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

Star Theater, Portland, OR

Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR

The Goodfoot Lounge, Portland, OR

Secret Society, Portland, OR

The Liquor Store, Portland, OR

The Laurelthirst Public House, Portland, OR

Alberta Street Pub, Portland, OR

Oregon Zoo Twilight Tuesday - Portland, OR

Old Stone Performing Arts Center - Bend, OR

Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR

Domino Room - Bend, OR

Sam Bond's - Eugene, OR

Hi-Fi Lounge - Eugene, OR

Bombs Away Cafe - Corvallis, OR

Fort George Brewery - Astoria, OR

Waltz Brewing - Forest Grove, OR

Venti's Taphouse - Salem, OR
Skyway Bar & Grill - Zigzag, OR

Milwaukie Summer Concert Series - Milwaukie, OR

7 Devils Brewing Co - Coos Bay, OR


Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA

The Musicquarium at the Triple Door - Seattle, WA

Rhythm & Rye, Olympia - Washington

Olympia Farmers Market - Olympia, WA

Green Frog Acoustic Tavern - Bellingham, WA

Treehouse Cafe - Bainbridge Island, WA

Everybody's Brewing - White Salmon, WA

Brickhouse - Vancouver, WA

Adrift Hotel - Long Beach, WA


Rocky Grass Band Contest 2017 - Lyons, CO

Northwest String Summit 2016, 2017- Horning's Hideout -North Plains, Oregon

Salem Stomp Music Festival 2015, 2016 - Scio, Oregon

Steamboat Stringband Jamboree - Olympia, WA

Fremont Solstice Fair - Seattle, WA

Pickin' & Paddlin' - Bend, Oregon

Lakeside Brew Fest - Lakeside, OR

Oregon Brewers Festival - Portland, OR 

Willamette River Festival - Portland, Oregon

Oregon Zoo Twilight Tuesday - Portland, OR

Apple Tasting Festival, Portland Nursery - Portland, OR

KUMD The Duluth Alternative Radio -Duluth, MN

KMUN Coast Radio - Astoria, OR 

KBOO Community Radio - Portland, OR

KBGA Missoula College Radio - Missoula, MT

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